'''The Derek Trucks Band''' is an American jam band
founded by young slide guitar
prodigy, Derek Trucks
, who began playing guitar and touring with some of blues and rock music's elite when he was just nine years old. After experimenting as an adolescent with musicians he met between tours and recording sessions, Trucks founded The Derek Trucks Band in 1994.
With family ties to The Allman Brothers Band
, Trucks continued to experiment and play with others, carefully assembling his own band over a period of several years. Loosely based in his family home in Jacksonville, Florida
, with Trucks as unquestionable bandleader
, the band is made up of six individuals.
The band has drawn upon the wide variety of the influences and musical preferences of its band members. Together, they have gained increasing public notice and critical acclaim for developing a unique sound of their own. Melding together blues